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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 5/10/2015
Posted by on Oct 5th, 2015

england out of world cup

England crash out of the world cup in the group stage. Worst performanc by a host nation at a rugby world cup ever [Daily Star]

‘Huge’ drug bust at Rocking the Daisies festival [iol]

Islamic State destroys the historic Arch Of Triumph in Palmyra, Syria. The Arch of Triumph was “pulverised” by the militants who control the city, a Palmyra activist told AFP news agency [BBC]

Sandton geared for EcoMobility World Festival. It’s time to dust off your walking shoes and haul out your bicycle, if you live and work in Sandton. This month, the City of Joburg is encouraging the use of alternative forms of transport [eNCA]

Vavi and Malema are plotting to topple government says premier [News24]

Shooter behind deadly rampage at Umpqua Community College which left 9 dead in Roseburg, Oregon, apparently committed suicide after exchanging gunfire with officers [CNN]

Former Johannesburg modelling agency boss in the dock for rape [City Press]

Thousands of NUM miners down tools today. About 30,000 coal mineworkers affiliated with the NUM will begin a nationwide strike over wages today [EWN]

Call to probe Pravin over SARS spy saga. Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan should face a probe into whether he knew a rogue unit at the South African Revenue Service was spying on taxpayers [Sunday Times]

American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy [Daily Beast]

DA’s Dianne Kohler Barnard relegated to back benches after scandal. DEMOCRATIC Alliance (DA) MP Dianne Kohler Barnard has been relegated to the back benches of Parliament following a racial scandal that has tarnished the party’s image [BD Live]

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